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City of Ideas

Cash for Refugees

Boston Foundation donors Semyon and Natasha Dukach launch the nonprofit Cash For Refugees to get direct financial support to refugees and internally displaced persons fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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City of Ideas

Childcare Subsidy System Reform

The pandemic exacerbated longstanding issues with access to safe, high quality and affordable early child-care services. TBF spoke to two parents and two providers who shed light on actions and remedies that could make the state's early childhood subsidy system more fair and effective.

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Meet the most influential Asian American Pacific Islanders in Boston

An honoree herself, Boston Globe Reporter Shirley Leung connects with Boston's Most Influential Asian American Pacific Islanders 2023, an inaugural list compiled by Colette Phillips and honored at The Asian Community Fund's Lunar New Year Celebration aiming to highlight the many Asian Americans playing prominent roles in the region.

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Homebuilding activity drops off in Greater Boston as costs mount

Boston Indicators' Luc Schuster shares his expertise with BBJ in their analysis of the drop in new housing units permitted in Greater Boston, specifically noting a drop in multifamily buildings with at least five units and the consequences of multifamily slowdown.

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East Boston housing project will keep hundreds of residents in their homes

GBH covers The East Boston Neighborhood Trust Blue Line Celebration, where philanthropists, housing rights advocates, nonprofit staff and elected leaders joined together to mark the Trust's acquisition of 114 units in East Boston that will reclaim the units as affordable, family housing. TBF was a contributor to this acquisition through the Carpe Diem Fund.

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AG Campbell helps roll out abortion hotline

With seed money from The Boston Foundation, SHNS reports on the launch by by nonprofit Reproductive Equity Now and legal partners of a new hotline offering free and confidential legal advice to patients seeking reproductive and abortion care in Massachusetts, including those who do not live in the state.

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A Right to Rental Assistance in Massachusetts

A new report from a partnership of housing groups finds that MA could provide affordable housing for 240,000 families by investing in an expansion of the state’s housing voucher program, Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP), answering key questions about how the expansion might work, how many could benefit, what it would cost, and how we could meet the implementation challenges.

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Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report

The Boston Foundation and the Dukakis Center begin a long-term series of biennial reports with a look at how well Boston is reducing emissions and building climate justice and resiliency, and a recommendation of four "big lifts" that would make a major difference.

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TBF News Fall 2022

In the Fall 2022 edition of TBF News, we recap the powerful conversation between President and CEO Lee Pelton and historian Jill Lepore at the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership 2022 special event. Plus, how a new initiative from TBF's Asian Community Fund is stepping up to empower Asian-owned businesses in Greater Boston, and we open our doors again! After two-and-a-half years, the 20th Greater Boston Housing Report Card marks TBF's first in-person forum.

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